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Winston Churchill’s Daimler up for auction

A Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupé which belonged to Sir Winston Churchill is set to hit the auction block.

Built in 1939 and featuring coachwork by Carlton Carriage Co., the Daimler was used by the British Prime Minister during his election campaigns in 1944 and 1949.

One of eight of the 23 DB18 Drophead Coupés planned (the rest were abandoned due to Daimler’s Coventry plant being bombed in the Blitz of 1940), this car, chassis 49531, is also the only one known to have survived – four were destroyed during the Blitz bombing, one scrapped and the whereabouts of the remaining two are unknown.

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